There are several things you can do when presented with development requirements that either don’t seem appropriate for your project—or that present unintended consequences for the often unique, typically very custom projects that public project managers are regularly assigned.
With rising environmental concerns and global warming, there is an increase demand for electricity and other alternative energy sources around the globe, to deliver clean, reliable and affordable energy. Energy industries encompass a broad group of sectors - oil and natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal etc. Each of these industries contain very different types of organizations, and what constitutes risk in wind projects is far different than in nuclear. But they all share a similar challenge; to produce more energy at a lower cost with fewer emissions.
Every project is subject to constraints. This webinar will consider the constraints faced by one government agency, how they are generalizable to all government projects, the constraints imposed by government, and possible approaches to overcoming these constraints. If you work in government, or have an interest in government (surely everybody does!), this is the webinar for you.
Before the Project Management Institute was formed in 1969, the term “program management” was as common as “project management”. Program management referred mainly to work by public sector agencies. This webinar will discuss the role of program management in government. If you work in government, or want to know more about project and program management in government, this is the webinar for you. We shall consider programs in the context of public organizations, how the nature of government affects programs, and challenges faced in the public sector.
The Chicago 311 project delivered a new website, rolled out a mobile app to better serve residents, and developed a unified back-end system for handling work orders more efficiently across city depart ...
On this $40 million preservation effort, the project team balanced the needs of 3 million tourists and 2,000-year old trees through communication, transparency and feedback: https://www.projectmanagem ...
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Many government organizations are using citizen development with low-code or no-code platforms to digitally transform their services, solve problems and make significant savings. We have put together some tips for government organizations considering citizen development, with a list of some examples of use cases as well as low-code or no-code vendors that have been approved for use by government.
Regulatory impact assessment (RIA) is widely adopted as a global practice when developing new legislation and regulation. The RIA is all about what should happen. Project management is all about what does happen. Understanding RIA can benefit project managers who are enlisted to successfully realize the RIA recommendations.
The benefits of project management for traditional energy projects, such as building a power plant, are well known. But there are also benefits for energy sector reform, particularly government initiatives. Project management techniques can help by clarifying objectives, engaging stakeholders, improving the speed of legislation, and managing scope and schedule.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has an established lessons learned program that documents both shortfalls for corrective action and best practices for wider dissemination. Most phases are effectively accomplished—except for resolution. Using the project management process during the issue resolution phase will provide a firm foundation for action officers to evolve a more efficient and effective organization.
Transformation in government agencies often comes up against bureaucratic hurdles. Employing a crucible, consisting of four elements (do more with less; lean project management; phasing; and consistency), paired with Kotter’s eight-step change model enabled a government team to successfully complete a difficult consolidation effort.
There are a lot of challenges to implementing strategy, and they depend in large part on what you are managing—and the environment in which you are managing it. This article looks at strategic implementation from the perspective of four situations in which you might find yourself.
Report potholes. Rat out rodents. Replace a busted garbage can. One of the largest cities in the United States has made it radically easier for residents to request public services and resolve nonemergency problems.
Kiruna Sweden won’t be rebuilt in a day. But the first major milestone for relocating the Arctic mining town made one thing clear: The 18,000 residents are fully invested in driving the vision for a new Kiruna—no matter how long it takes.
As city populations swell—and the pressure on those infrastructure systems follows suit—more project sponsors are launching ambitious initiatives to build new cities from scratch.
As is the case with most technological implementations, government agencies are using artificial intelligence at a relatively smaller pace compared to the private sector. This article provides a basic understanding of AI, along with examples and insights on its use in the public sector.
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